You might be thinking about hentai, but nude anime differs from Hentai anime in that it contains a small amount of nudity and sexual content, such as a one-off visit to a hot springs or a shower scene.
In reality, some anime may contain enigmatic, nuanced themes that clearly relate to – and cater to – adults, and some shows may contain adult content such as nudity, graphic violence scenes, and so on. If you’ve ever watched anime, you’re probably well aware of how violent some of the shows can be.
This list includes anime with a plot that aren’t afraid to be explicit when it comes to nudity. These scenes can be very important in moving the plot forward, while others are present to give the characters more depth, and others are just for fun and laughs. There are some fantastic anime series that don’t shy away from presenting nudity, but which ones are truly worth your time? The 40 best anime with nudity is in this list.
1. High School DxD
Issei Hyoudou, a high school student, is your typical pervert who wastes his time spying on women and fantasizing about having his own harem one day. When a beautiful girl asks Issei out on a date, things appear to be looking up for him, but she turns out to be a fallen angel who brutally kills him!
He is given a second chance to live, however, when Rias Gremory, a beautiful senior student and top-class devil, resurrects him as her servant and recruits Issei into the school’s Occult Research club.
The world of angels and devils is violent, so Issei must train and fight as he adjusts to his new life. In High School DxD, each new adventure leads to many hilarious and risqué moments with his new comrades, all while keeping his new life hidden from his friends and family!
The plot isn’t particularly compelling. This anime, however, makes no attempt to be anything other than what it is. If you can get past the excessive amount of boob-shots, you’ll find a lot of exciting action as well as some condensed and soppy romance.
Minato Sahashi, a struggling but brilliant teen, has failed his college entrance exams for the second time, prompting his peers to dismiss him. However, when a beautiful, supernatural woman falls from the sky and into his life, his seemingly bleak future is dramatically altered.
Musubi is a humanoid extraterrestrial known as a “Sekirei,” and she is a one-of-a-kind being. These aliens are known for kissing people who have the Ashikabi gene in order to awaken additional latent abilities.
Musubi kisses the befuddled Minato, recognizing the potential within the seemingly insignificant youth and initiating a bond between the two of them.
This thrusts him into the Sekirei’s high-stakes world, where he and his new partner must compete against others in a survival battle known as the “Sekirei Plan.” Unbeknownst to the contestants, however, there is far more at stake than the competition originally implied.
Those who enjoy fan service should check out Sekirei. This anime is very generic, but it is also very unique.
3. Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls
The life of Kimihito Kurusu was quiet and unremarkable while his parents were abroad, until monster girls began to crowd in! This alternate reality depicts cutting-edge Japan, the first country to promote non-human species integration into society.
It doesn’t take long for the newly-minted Darling to attract a large harem of girls from various breeds, thanks to the incompetence of interspecies exchange coordinator Agent Smith, who assigns Kimihito to look after a Lamian named Miia.
Unfortunately for him and the ladies, the Interspecies Exchange Act prohibits sexual interactions between species! The only way to get around it is to use an experimental marriage provision.
As passionate, affectionate, and lusty women hound him for his romantic and sexual affection, Kimito is faced with a multitude of interspecies laws and creature-specific caveats. The whereabouts of Kimihito and his harem are a mystery, with new species appearing all the time and events happening seemingly out of nowhere!
Monster Musume is a generic anime. Nevertheless, it has a unique approach on the genre, with an unconventional cast of characters, which makes the ecchi elements stand out.
4. The Testament of Sister New Devil
Basara Toujou learns the hard way that running into your new stepsister in the bathroom isn’t a good first impression. Having no choice but to accept the Naruse sisters, busty redhead Mio and petite silver-haired Maria, into his family when his father unexpectedly brings home two beautiful girls and introduces them as his new siblings.
Basara is forced to reveal that he was once part of a clan of “Heroes” who were sworn enemies of the demons when these seemingly normal girls reveal themselves as demons – Mio, who is the only daughter of the former Demon Lord, and Maria, her trusted succubus servant.
Basara, however, having begun to care for his new sisters, decides to use his powers to protect them and forms a master-servant contract with Mio to keep an eye on her.
Basara must do the unthinkable to protect his new family members, with the Heroes watching him closely and hostile demons stalking him constantly. Furthermore, the protector is concealing his own dark secret, which continues to haunt him to this day.
5. To Love-Ru
Rito Yuuki, a shy 16-year-old, has yet to declare his love for Haruna Sairenji, a classmate and the object of his adoration since junior high. Unfortunately, his situation becomes even more difficult when a mysterious, naked girl crashes into a bathing Rito one night.
Rito is further perplexed when he learns that the girl, Lala Satalin Deviluke, is the crown princess of an alien empire who has fled her home. Despite her status as the heiress to the galaxy’s most mighty power, Lala is more than willing to marry the seemingly ordinary Rito in order to avoid an unwanted political marriage.
To Love-Ru depicts Rito’s daily struggles dealing with the bizarre chaos that begins with Lala’s arrival. It’s a romantic comedy full of slapstick humor, sexy girls, and outlandishly lewd moments that defy the laws of physics, with an ever-growing legion of swooning beauties constantly foiling his attempted confessions to Haruna.
To Love-Ru is an anime with a single goal: to provide the viewer with an endless supply of ecchi, with a side of slightly cliched but still grin-inducing comedy. To Love-Ru will appeal to fans of slice-of-life and harem.
6. Demon King Daimao
Akuto Sai transfers to Constant Magic Academy in the hopes of changing the world for the better, where he meets Junko Hattori, a virtuous ninja clan member. Together, they promise to make the world a better place on their way to the academy; when he arrives, however, things take a turn for the worse as it is prophesied that he will become the Demon King!
The school begins to fear him as word of his fate spreads, and Junko’s faith in him begins to erode. Even though Akuto is determined not to let his predicted future determine his fate, it appears that his every action confirms his fate as a Demon King.
In addition, there is a harem of beautiful girls surrounding him, each of whom has her own plan for him, which ranges from bringing him to justice to simply showering him with love. With his newly awakened abilities, Akuto must deal with his ever-growing list of misfortunes while also fighting to prove that his fate is not sealed.
7. Ladies versus Butlers!
Akiharu Hino was adopted into his uncle’s family after his parents died when he was a child. He enrolls in Hakureiry Academy, a boarding school because he no longer wants to be a burden to his relatives. He decides to take the school’s entrance exam and is accepted into the House Management Department, where the school educates high-society servants.
He wants to be a butler, but his delinquent appearance scares the majority of the students, who are female. Because he can’t get along with his classmates, Akiharu seeks out his childhood friend Tomomi Saikyou, a girl with a two-faced personality who traumatized him numerous times as a child.
Selnia Iori Flameheart, another girl, pursues him and accuses him of being suspicious because of his appearance. Nonetheless, Akiharu begins to settle in at school, and his relationships with the girls improve.
This story sounds like it could be set up for a perfect comedy with some harem elements, you would be correct. This show has a great premise and doesn’t hold back when it comes to fanservice.
When Kodaka Hasegawa learns he will be transferring to a new school, he is determined to make a good first impression and perhaps even make some friends. However, Kodaka finds himself out of luck when, due to his blond hair and intimidating expression, he is labeled a violent delinquent.
Even after a month has passed, Kodaka remains alone due to his infamous reputation. His life, however, begins to change when he discovers Yozora Mikazuki, a fellow loner, talking to an imaginary friend in an empty classroom.
After sharing stories about their lonely high school lives, Kodaka and Yozora decide to form the Neighbor’s Club to overcome the difficulties of making friends together.
Daily activities for people who don’t have friends include learning social skills and how to fit in, with the goal of allowing them to make friends. In this club full of hilarious oddballs, Kodaka may have finally found people he can call friends, thanks to the eroge-loving Sena Kashiwazaki and other eccentric outcasts.
Takeru Ooyama has started at Tenbi Academy, a co-ed private prep school that was previously all-girls. Haruko Amaya, his childhood friend, shows him around the school, and he hopes to have a life full of ogling pretty girls.
However, he discovers that the school is for students who wield crafted weapons known as Makens and possess magical and spiritual energies known as Elements. The students compete in school-sponsored combat matches to demonstrate their abilities.
While Takeru’s own ability and Maken aren’t immediately apparent, he soon finds himself surrounded by women, including Inaho Kushiya, an attractive girl who claims to be his fiancée, and Kodama Himegami, a popular blonde who claims to want to kill him.
He joins the Security Committee, which is part of the Magical Security Organization, also known as Maken-ki, which is the student council’s Leadership Committee.
This anime is fantastic for anyone who enjoys or is passionate about ecchi. This anime is for you if that’s the case.
An alien race called the Novas threatens humanity decades in the future. They leave a trail of destruction in their wake when they appear, and the efforts to stop them are called Nova Clashes.
Pandoras, a group of young women, and Limiters, a group of young men, are given stigmata to give them superhuman abilities and trained in military academies, where they must learn to work together if humanity is to survive.
Freezing follows Kazuya Aoi as he begins his first day at the West Genetics military academy, just as the Pandoras are preparing for a battle royale.
The show has a great visual presentation. Colorful scenes abound as heroines fly through the air. The animation is crisp, and there is a thrilling sense of speed throughout.
The action scenes have the same level of polish as the rest of the show. The show’s well-detailed breast animations shine because Pandora’s clothing is frequently torn away in fights.
11. Highschool of the Dead
It happened all of a sudden: the dead began to rise, and Japan descended into chaos. Takashi Kimuro has no choice but to kill his best friend when he is bitten and he becomes a zombie as these monsters terrorize a high school.
A narrow escape from the death trap of a school, only to be greeted by a society that has already fallen, pledging to protect Rei Miyamoto, the girlfriend of the man he just executed. Takashi and Rei soon form a group with other students to search for their family members and figure out what caused the pandemic.
They’re joined by Saeko Busujima, the Kendo Club’s beautiful president; Kouta Hirano, an otaku with a gun fetish; Saya Takagi, the daughter of a powerful politician; and Shizuka Marikawa, their hot school nurse. Will their combined strength, however, be sufficient to defeat the undead apocalypse?
Highschool of the Dead is rarely boring, and it always manages to keep the audience interested. Highschool of the Dead is unlike any other zombie survival show on television.
12. Valkyrie Drive: Mermaid
Mamori Tokonome, a shy 16-year-old, is used to being teased at school because of his unfortunate surname, which can also be read as “virgin.” Mamori, however, will have to get used to being teased in other ways soon.
Mamori is kidnapped during gym class and wakes up on the exotic island of Mermaid, stranded and under attack. Fortunately, enigmatic fellow castaway Mirei Shikishima knows exactly how to take command—with a passionate kiss, Mirei activates Mamori’s Exter transformation abilities, transforming the innocent redhead into a battle-ready cutlass.
In Mermaid Island, there are many potential allies and enemies, including Charlotte, the sadistic Liberator of an Exter harem; the gluttonous and cunning Meifon; Akira Hiiragi, mysterious but charismatic; and the erotic biker duo Lady Lady. The only way for Mamori and Mirei to survive on this scandalous island is for them to share a powerful and intimate embrace.
In terms of being ecchi and yuri, this anime doesn’t hold back on anything, which makes it hentai-like in terms of showing a lot of sexual activity between exter and liberator, or more freely between any other character.
13. Prison School
The prestigious Hachimitsu Private Academy, an all-girls boarding school on the outskirts of Tokyo, is known for its high-quality education and discipline. It looks like this is about to change, thanks to a revision of the school’s most famous policy, which now allows boys to enroll as well.
Only five boys were accepted at the start of the first semester under the new decree, dividing the student population into 200 girls to 1 boy. Kiyoshi, Gakuto, Shingo, Andre, and Jo are quickly dismissed without the opportunity to make a good first impression.
Because they were unable to communicate with their female classmates, the eager boys decided to embark on a far more dangerous mission: peeping into the girls’ bath!
The motley crew’s freedom is abruptly taken from them after their plan is thoroughly decimated by the infamous Underground Student Council, as they are thrown into the school’s prison with a month’s sentence as punishment.
The importance of the ecchi elements in Prison School cannot be underestimated. It contains scenes that you will almost certainly never see anywhere else but in hentai.
14. Girls Bravo
Yukinari Sasaki is a typical high school student who has been teased by girls so much that he has developed an allergy to them. As a result, whenever he comes into contact with a female, he breaks out in hives.
His neighbor Kirie Kojima kicks him into his bathtub when he comes home from school one day, but he is transported to Seiren, a mystic world invisibly orbiting the Earth, populated by women in large numbers and very few men.
It’s good news that he made a friend, Miharu-chan, whose touch, for some reason, has no effect on him. Miharu eventually follows him to Earth. Other Seiren girls come to visit and join the household for various reasons. As Miharu discovers the wonders of the world, they embark on numerous adventures.
Overall, Girl Bravo is a good classic rom-com anime; the plot may be slow at times, but that contributes to it being a good mellow anime.
15. Freezing Vibration
Since the tenth Nova clash, the Chevalier has concluded that the Nova have been appearing at a more consistent rate and that they are losing more Pandoras than they can produce.
Because such few women are naturally born with the ability to become Pandoras and fight the extra-dimensional aliens known as Nova, the Chevalier organization approves a program that allows any female to become such a warrior artificially. Small groups of the highest-ranked cadets from various Pandora academies around the world are sent to Alaska to gauge the project’s progress in order to test this new generation of E-Pandora.
Satellizer, Rana, and Kazuya are among those sent because their skill level is far above that of their position. When the Evolution Pandora project does not go as planned, they are put to the test in more ways than one.
The story is very different from its predecessor, Freezing, and it’s a significant departure from what you might expect, but you won’t be disappointed because it’s very story-driven.
16. Elfen Lied
Lucy is a “Diclonius,” a special breed of human born with a short pair of horns and invisible telekinetic hands, which makes her a victim of the government’s inhumane scientific experimentation.
When Lucy is given the chance to flee, she is corrupted by the confinement and torture and unleashes a torrent of bloodshed as she flees her captors. She sustains a crippling head injury during her breakout, leaving her with a split personality: someone with the mentality of a harmless child with limited speech capacity.
In this state of chaos, she encounters two college students, Kouta and his cousin Yuka, who unwittingly take in an injured fugitive, unaware of her murderous tendencies. This act of kindness will forever change their lives, as they are soon drawn into the murky world of government secrecy and conspiracy.
Elfen Lied has some of the most interesting and well-developed characters. The characters are genuine, possessing both light and darkness in their hearts. In this anime, the line between good and evil is not as clear as it is in most others.
17. Future Diary
Yukiteru Amano, a lonely high school student, spends his days on his cellphone writing a diary and conversing with his two seemingly imaginary friends Deus Ex Machina, the god of time and space, and Murmur, the god’s servant.
Deus grants Yukiteru a “Random Diary,” which contains extremely detailed entries about the future, and he is forced to engage in a bloody battle with 11 other individuals after revealing himself to be an actual entity.
In order to survive, Yukiteru must hunt down and kill the other 11, as the last person standing has been designated as the new god of time and space. He reluctantly joins forces with his obsessive stalker Yuno Gasai, who also has a diary, and she takes responsibility for his safety.
But the girl is more than meets the eye, and she may have other plans for her unrequited love. Future Diary is primarily a romance, but it is much more than that. It looks at how one’s actions and willpower can affect the future, as well as how traumatic experiences can cause good people to go insane or do terrible things.
18. To Love-Ru OVA
Episode 01: Rito becomes a Woman
Lala invents a device to enlarge her bust. However, Rito accidentally becomes a woman as a result of this invention.
Episode 02: Rito and Mikan
Mikan storms out of the house because Rito is always with Lala. As Rito and Lala search for her, a few flashbacks from the past show Rito and Mikan as children.
Episode 03: Welcome to the Southern Resort!!
Haruna wins a trip to an island resort for ten females. As a result of one of Lala’s inventions, Rito was turned into a dog and ended up on the island as well.
Episode 04: Trouble Quest
The girls and Rito become trapped inside an RPG game in order to save Lala and defeat the evil witch Kyouko.
Episode 05: Nana and Momo
Lala’s sisters play pranks on Rito and his harem at a cherry blossom viewing.
Episode 06: Draft, Metamorphose, Hand & Tail
Yami and Yui encounter a senior, which leads to Yui losing her pants.
Mikan finds Peke taking pictures of new clothes while shopping. Unexpectedly, her bag is stolen by a stranger.
As Rito explores Lala’s cleaned-up bedroom, he accidentally activates one of Lala’s inventions, fusing his hand to Lala’s tail.
It only has six episodes – and some of them lack a coherent plot. Others do appear to play an important role in To Love-Ru.
19. Samurai Champloo
Fuu Kasumi is a clumsy young waitress who spends her days working peacefully in a small teahouse. That is until she spills a drink on one of her customers by accident! With a group of samurai harassing her, Fuu desperately seeks the help of a samurai in the shop named Mugen, who quickly defeats them with his wild fighting style, which includes breakdancing-like movements.
Unfortunately, Mugen chooses to fight the uncooperative ronin Jin, who uses a more precise and traditional sword-fighting style, and the latter proves to be a formidable foe. The only problem is that they end up destroying the entire shop and killing the local magistrate’s son by accident.
The two samurai are apprehended and sentenced to death for their crime. Fuu, however, saves them and hires them as her bodyguards. In spite of not having a home of her own, the former waitress wishes to locate a certain samurai who smells like sunflowers and enlists the assistance of the now exonerated couple to do so.
Despite their initial reservations, the two eventually agree to help the girl in her search; as a result, the trio sets out on an adventure to find this mysterious warrior—that is, if Fuu can keep Mugen and Jin from killing each other.
20. Princess Lover!
Teppei Arima sees a damsel in distress one day after paying his respects to his parents’ graves, and nobly saves her from a gang of thugs. She introduces herself as Princess Charlotte Hazelrink, relieved and grateful.
Teppei dismisses this information until he receives a call from his grandfather letting him know he is the heir to the Arima fortune, and thus one of the world’s wealthiest men! Teppei meets his personal maid, Yuu, as well as a number of blue-bloods, including his arranged fiancee, Sylvia, a fencer with a tongue as sharp as her blade.
Teppei meets more new people the next day at school, including the snobbish Seika Houjouin and, much to his surprise, Princess Charlotte Hazelrink. Teppei, still awkward and uncouth, must find a way to fit into high society. However, with girls hounding him at every turn, that may be the least of his worries.
The story is unique, especially considering this is a harem series. The plot and the climactic ending are heavily influenced by all of the main characters, as well as some of the supporting characters.
21. Tenchi Muyo!
Tenchi Masaki, now seventeen, grew up hearing stories about his ancestor using a sword to seal a demon inside a cave 700 years ago. Tenchi goes to the cave when his curiosity gets the best of him, and there he discovers the legendary sword.
He removes the blade, believing the story to be nothing more than a fairy tale, and inadvertently releases the demon, who turns out to be a space pirate named Ryouko Hakubi. She attacks Tenchi, enraged at having been trapped for so long, but he is able to repel her with the sword, awakening his inner power.
Ryouko is intrigued by her unlikely savior and decides to crash at his place after seeing this.
More alien women—Aeka Jurai Masaki, an uptight princess from the planet Jurai; Sasami, Aeka’s sweet younger sister; Mihoshi Kuramitsu, a snarky Galactic Police Officer; and Washuu Hakubi, a wisecracking genius—gradually come into contact with Tenchi and begin living with him, as if it were a chain reaction.
Tenchi learns more about his ancestry, newfound power, and the looming threat lurking beyond the skies through his encounters with these five women.
22. Yosuga no Sora
Haruka and Sora Kasugano are returning to their hometown, a place full of memories.
Due to the death of their parents in a car accident, the twins decide to return to their grandfather’s house in the countryside and start a new life, which serves as a constant reminder of their past. Childhood friends Nao Yorihime and Akira Amatsume, as well as newcomer Kazuha Migiwa, greet them. It’s a warm welcome, a foreshadowing of the days ahead.
Their tranquility is fleeting, however, as suppressed emotions, born of newfound and forgotten vows, begin to influence the twins’ new lives. And a dark secret that only they know begins to unravel.
Yosuga no Sora not only examines the power of lost memories and true love when many people’s bonds become entwined, but it also raises moral and social issues.
This isn’t hentai in any way. Yes, the protagonist has sex with multiple girls throughout the series, but these scenes have significance. More than the act of having sex, what matters is how they got there, the stories behind each girl.
23. Date A Live
Space vibrations of unknown origin caused a supermassive “spatial quake” that devastated the Eurasian continent thirty years ago, killing over 150 million people. Since then, these quakes have struck the world on a more regular basis, albeit on a smaller scale.
Shidou Itsuka appears to be an ordinary high school student who lives with his younger sister, Kotori. A spatial quake threatens the safety of Tengu City and he rushes to save her only to be caught in the resulting eruption.
He finds a mysterious girl at the source of the quake, who turns out to be a “Spirit,” an otherworldly entity whose appearance causes a spatial quake. Soon after, he becomes embroiled in a battle between the girl and the Anti-Spirit Team, a ruthless strike force dedicated to the abolition of Spirits.
There is, however, a third party that believes in rescuing the spirits: “Ratatoskr,” which is, surprisingly, led by Shidou’s younger sister!
Following the battle, Kotori forcibly recruits Shidou, offering him an alternative method of dealing with the Spirits’ threat: make them fall in love with him. Now, as he seeks out Spirits to charm, the fate of the world rests on his dating prowess.
24. They Are My Noble Masters
Ren Uesugi and Mihato Uesugi leave their home due to family problems. Ren and Mihato Uesugi relocated to Chiharu in search of work and a place to live, but finding work has proven difficult. A series of events leads the duo to the prestigious Kuonji house, where they accept live-in maid positions!
It’s hard to serve famous Shinra, innovative Miyu, and young Yume, but Ren and Mihato may just learn what it takes to be the best maid or butler they can be with the help of the ex-militant head-butler Colonel, head maid Benisu, and other wait staff. Their jobs aren’t easy, though, because they have to deal with everything from inappropriate sibling love to household games!
They are my Noble Masters is a story-driven ecchi harem. That pretty much sums it up, and one of the best things about this anime is that it doesn’t make excuses for itself. The series focuses on a different character or theme every episode, with Ren usually getting to know one of the girls, so it never becomes monotonous and eventually becomes slightly dramatic.
25. Hyakka Ryouran: Samurai Girls
Great Japan is the envy of the world, with its beautiful landscape and prosperous people. However, there is a serious threat looming over the country. Great Japan’s only defense is a mysterious group known as Master Samurai.
Muneakira Yagyuu, a young samurai, arrives at Buou Academic School at the request of the student council. The Tokugawa Shogunate runs the school, which provides aristocratic education to the children of warriors. Yoshihiko Tokugawa, the student council president, and his sister Sen, Muneakira’s childhood friend, are in charge of the school.
When Muneakira arrives at the academy, he finds himself in the middle of a terrible fight. The sky fills with a strange white light during the chaos, and a mysterious girl named Juubei Yagyuu appears and kisses Muneakira. She awakens an unknown power that protects them with his kiss.
Who is this mysterious young lady, and where did she come from? Muneakira becomes entangled in the country’s fate as well as a threat that will rock Great Japan to its core. In order to protect his country, he must uncover the mystery surrounding the Master Samurai and the kiss that reawakened Juubei’s power.
26. Dance in the Vampire Bund
Mina Tepes, the Queen of Vampires, announces the existence of her kind to the rest of the world on live television and announces her plan to build the Vampire Bund, a vampire sanctuary in Japan. They have agreed to allow her to build this safe haven for her fellow night creatures in exchange for using their wealth to pay off the nation’s debt.
However, not everyone is swayed by Mina’s influence, as her announcement causes a rift with humans who believe the queen’s quest for peace is a ruse.
Akira Kaburagi is a vampire skeptic who feels uneasy whenever the subject is brought up, though he doesn’t know why. Except for a head injury a year ago, he lives happily ever after until he meets Mina. She brings back memories of a life he’d long forgotten, and he quickly begins to protect her without realizing why.
Akira’s secret, however, is far stranger than he could have imagined: he discovers that he is a werewolf who has been sworn from birth to protect the vampire queen, even if it means risking his life. Mina and Akira discover just how strong their bond is as they dance a death rondo in the Vampire Bund.
27. Manyū Hiken-chō
During Japan’s Edo period, a clan of warriors emerged with a highly specialized, magical skill. This skill was the ability to cut a woman’s breasts smaller with a sword strike, and the clan was known as the Manyuu. Large breasts denote status, wealth, fame, and influence in Manyuu Hikenchou, despite the fact that this may not appear to be a power-wielding ability.
The actions of their chosen successor, Chifusa, have caused grave concern among the Manyuu clan. Chifusa has abandoned the clan and stolen the sacred scroll that details the Manyuu’s techniques for growing and severing breasts, disgusted with the breast-obsessed society they have created and perpetuated.
Chifusa, fortunately, is not completely alone. Kaede, a fellow warrior, is sympathetic to her cause, but this sympathy could put her in grave danger.
Chifusa must defend her and Kaede’s lives while trying to undo the damage their brethren have done to the land, as she is now wanted by the clan that raised her. Chifusa will discover along the way that she possesses a power far beyond her training, one that has the potential to shape and change the land to which she seeks to bring equality.
28. The Fruit of Grisaia
Yuuji Kazami has recently been accepted into Mihama Academy as a transfer student. He wishes to have a normal high school experience, but Mihama Academy is the polar opposite of that.
With only the principal and five other students, all of whom are female, Yuuji gets to know each of them and learns more about their personalities as socialization is unavoidable.
Slowly, he learns the truth about the small group of students who occupy the academy–all of them have experienced trauma in the past that they keep hidden from others.
These girls are the “fruit” that has fallen from their trees and has begun to decay, and Mihama Academy serves as a home for them. Yuuji must act as a catalyst to save them from themselves, but how can he do so when he can’t even save himself?
Grisaia’s main selling point is its characters. The reason for this is that they each have their own distinct characteristics and histories, as well as how they deal with them. They make an effort to progress.
29. Senran Kagura: Ninja Flash!
In the prestigious Hanzo Academy, a select group of students train in secret to become Shinobi Masters, an elite clan of ninjas. Asuka, following in her grandfather’s footsteps, goes through this rigorous training with her unique group of friends: Ikaruga, Katsuragi, Yagyuu, and Hibari.
They work tirelessly to hone their skills in the secret ninja arts in the hopes of one day becoming full-fledged female ninjas.
When confronted with another group of girls from their rival, Hibi Girls Academy, who train their Ninjas with the opposite moral philosophy, the girls realize their own abilities are insufficient.
Senran Kagura follows the girls as they bravely fight a mysterious new evil that has been terrorizing Hanzo Academy. They must prove their worth and guard the academy against its enemies before it is too late, dressed in tight clothing!
Senran Kagura is clearly a piece of fan service, and while it is excellent as such, there is also a compelling story beneath the fan service. There is a good amount of development for fanservice, and all characters have a back story that makes sense for where they are.
30. Read Or Die TV
The Paper Sisters are Anita King, Maggie Mui, and Michelle Cheung. They run the Hong Kong-based Three Sisters Detective Agency, which specializes in solving cases involving books. They’ve been hired as local guides for Nenene Sumiregawa, a Japanese novelist who’s been suffering from writer’s block since her long-time friend Yomiko Readman vanished.
The sisters are all Paper Masters or people who have the ability to control paper, and they use their skills to save Nenene from a group of dangerous terrorists who are targeting her at a book signing. However, in the event that they strike again, the sisters will serve as her bodyguards, protecting her from further harm.
This is a dream come true for bookworms Maggie and Michelle, who adore Nenene’s stories, but despite her powers over paper, young Anita can’t stand books. While guarding Nenene and continuing their detective work under the mysterious organization Dokusensha, the three struggle to adjust to their new daily lives in Japan.
The more they learn about Nenene, the more they notice a link between her, her friend Yomiko’s disappearance, and the mysterious books Dokusensha sends the Paper Masters to investigate. What started out as a simple job turns into the biggest case they’ve ever had. Are these young women truly willing to put their lives on the line for the sake of literature?
31. Neon Genesis Evangelion
In 2015, the world is on the brink of destruction. Nerv, a United Nations special agency, and their Evangelions, giant machines capable of defeating the Angels who herald Earth’s doom, are humanity’s last hope.
The organization’s leader, Gendou Ikari, is looking for compatible pilots who can synchronize with the Evangelions and help them reach their full potential. Misato Katsuragi, Head of Tactical Operations, and Ritsuko Akagi, Chief Scientist, are assisting in this defensive effort.
When 14-year-old Shinji Ikari is whisked away into the depths of Nerv, and into a harrowing new destiny—he must become the pilot of Evangelion Unit-01 with the fate of mankind on his shoulders—his ordinary life is irreversibly changed.
The story of a young boy who will become a legend is told in Neon Genesis Evangelion. However, as the psychological drama unfolds, ancient secrets hidden beneath the surface begin to surface.
Overall, this series is deserving of its legendary status; it is without a doubt one of the best television shows ever produced. Watching each episode is like watching a work of art.
32. Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom
Assassinations on the streets are common in America, where the mafia is rife. Most of these dealings are carried out by Inferno, a mysterious company that employs “Phantom,” a near-invincible human weapon.
Phantom’s latest murder is accidentally witnessed by a Japanese tourist one day. The tourist hides in a secluded building, desperate to get away. Phantom, however, is revealed to be a young woman named Ein, and the leader of Inferno, “Scythe Master,” kidnaps and brainwashes the tourist.
Inferno has tamed this once peaceful tourist, given the name “Zwei.” Zwei is drawn into a world of lies, deception, and violence, and he must fight to survive in order to reclaim his memories and escape the world where he is constantly on the verge of death.
Prepare to be transported into a world filled with violence, betrayal, deception, and madness. Every episode is action-packed, so you’ll be on the edge of your seat the entire time. When they believe their survival is threatened, everyone has the ability to kill or will kill.
33. Ninja Scroll
Jubei Kibagami is an itinerant swordsman-for-hire who travels through feudal Japan. He has no patience for warring political factions and their schemes after a past betrayal left him powerless. Unfortunately, when he meets and saves a female ninja named Kagero from a man who can turn his body into stone, his past and political intrigue collide.
As the last surviving member of a ninja clan, Kagero continues her team’s final mission: investigating a mysterious plague that has decimated an entire village. Jubei doesn’t want to be involved, but the stone-like man’s allies, the Devils of Kimon, a group of ninja with supernatural abilities, make that difficult.
To make matters worse, a government spy poisons Jubei and promises him an antidote if he can figure out the Devils of Kimon’s true intentions and their link to the plague. The trail leads to shadowy figures, a government overthrow plot, and a man Jubei thought he’d never see again.
The plot appears uninspired on the surface, but Ninja Scroll is perfectly paced, engaging, creative, and entertaining to watch. It’s an example of how simple ideas, when executed well, can result in a fantastic film.
34. Agent Aika
During a large-scale land subsidence, Tokyo, along with the rest of the world, has sunk into the ocean. Aika Sumeragi works as a salvager for a small business run by a father and daughter team. Unfortunately, the business isn’t doing so well, and funds are desperately needed.
As a result, Aika accepts the extremely dangerous job of acquiring an artifact known as Lagu for a large sum of money. Rion, the boss’s daughter, joins Aika on this mission, and the two depart.
Rudolf Hagen, an effeminate but oversexed man who wants Lagu and Aika and just about every pretty girl for himself, captures Aika and Rion Aida later. Hagen commands a massive battleship manned entirely by beautiful young women in miniskirts.
Hagen is accompanied by his obnoxious sister Neena, who is envious of Aika, and a salvager named Gusto, who is also after Lagu and has a crush on Aika. When Aika’s special bustier is activated, she transforms into a Superhuman capable of taking on entire armies on her own.
This show is an action ecchi full of fanservice.
35. Welcome to the NHK!
Tatsuhiro Satou, a 22-year-old college dropout, has been a hikikomori for almost four years.
As a result of his isolation, he has come to believe a variety of strange conspiracy theories, but one, in particular, has won him over: the theory that the evil conspirator behind his NEET status is the Nihon Hikikomori Kyokai (NHK), an evil and secret organization dedicated to spreading hikikomori culture.
Welcome to the NHK! is a psychological dramedy that follows Tatsuhiro as he tries to break free from the NHK’s nefarious schemes and the disease of self-inflicted isolation, all while struggling to leave his apartment and find work.
Tatsuhiro’s chance encounter with the mysterious Misaki Nakahara may herald a turn of events for him, but it also brings the unavoidable cost of having to confront his greatest fear—society.
Despite the fact that the story deals with a serious subject, it is full of humorous moments. The anime’s creators recognize that the best way to turn such a serious subject into an enjoyable anime that not only entertains but also educates viewers is to use humor.
36. The Familiar of Zero: F
Following the events of Zero no Tsukaima: Princesses no Rondo, Saito Hiraga and Louise go on the offensive. Once again, Queen Henrietta has a mission for Saito and Louise.
Louise and Tiffania are both made holy maidens by the pope, after being sent to him. And, with many interruptions from both friends and foes, Louise and Saito’s love will be put to the ultimate test.
In the Holy City of Romalia, they face off against King Joseph along with two others who control the power of the “void.” However, in the midst of the many battles that lie ahead, an ancient evil stirs in the shadows.
Will their close bond flourish, or will the ever-increasing difficulty of the tasks they must complete shatter them? The story of Louise and Saito as they face their final challenges together is told in Zero no Tsukaima F.
Characters are undoubtedly one of the most significant advantages of this anime. You’ll laugh, you’ll be amazed, and you might even shed a tear.
37. Kill la Kill
A wandering Ryuuko Matoi has been looking for the killer of her father ever since he was murdered. She arrives at the prestigious Honnouji Academy, a high school unlike any other, following her sole clue, the missing part of his invention, the Scissor Blade.
Satsuki Kiryuuin, the imposing and cold-hearted president of the student council, rules the academy with the Elite Four, her powerful underlings. Satsuki bestows “Goku Uniforms” on those at the top of the school’s brutally competitive hierarchy, which give the wearer unique superhuman abilities.
Ryuuko retreats to her razed home after being thrashed by one of the students in uniform, where she discovers Senketsu, a rare and sentient “Kamui,” or God Clothes.
The blood of Ryuuko awakens Senketsu, latching onto her and bestowing immense power upon her. Ryuuko now takes on the Elite Four, armed with Senketsu and the Scissor Blade, in the hopes of reaching Satsuki and avenging her father’s murder once and for all.
The fact that Kill la Kill is a parody of many overused tropes in recent anime is part of the show’s genius.
38. Devilman Crybaby
Without a living host, devils are unable to take shape. However, if a person’s willpower is strong enough, they can overcome the demon and claim its power, transforming into a Devilman.
Akira Fudou, despite his quiet demeanor, has always had a bleeding heart. When Akira’s childhood friend Ryou Asuka requests his assistance in locating devils, Akira gladly accepts. However, Akira is surprised to learn that the location they visit is Sabbath, an immoral party of debauchery and degeneracy.
Demons possess the partygoers, turning them into grotesque monsters and wreak havoc in the midst of bloodshed and death. Unknowingly merging with the devil Amon, Akira becomes a Devilman, gaining the power to defeat the remaining demons in a desperate attempt to save his best friend.
This new partnership awakens an insatiable and primal part of Akira, despite the fact that it gives him great power. Akira works alongside Ryou, destroying those who harm humanity and his loved ones, despite having the body of a devil and the same crybaby heart.
It manages to push through to the end and conclude in a satisfying manner, which is something that many shows fail to do.
Guts, who has been marked for death and is doomed to be hunted by demons until the day he dies, sets out on a journey to defy his fate as waves of beasts relentlessly pursue him.
With his resolve strengthened, he takes up the monstrous blade Dragonslayer and swears to seek vengeance on the perpetrator, tracking down the man he once looked up to and considered a friend.
He meets some unlikely allies along the way, including Puck, a small elf, and Isidro, a young thief hoping to learn swordsmanship from the former mercenary. After deciding to join Guts in his quest, the ragtag group will face incredible danger, unlike anything they have ever faced before.
This adaptation carries on the legacy that Kentaro Miura has left us. It’s visceral, with gore, nudity, blood, and violence upfront. Violence in its purest form. It’s both unnecessary and ideal.
Overall, Berserk is a series that should not be missed. It has some genuine emotions despite its hardcore narrative cruelty, and it is character-driven despite its intense violence.
40. The End of Evangelion
Nerv only has the humans under Seele’s command to contend with now that the final Angel has been defeated.
An indecisive Shinji Ikari struggles with the ultimatum presented to him near the end of the original series: either accept mankind’s existence completely or renounce humanity’s individuality. Meanwhile, Gendou Ikari and Rei Ayanami approach Lilith at the core of a compromised Nerv in an attempt to realize their own ideals about the world’s future.
The End of Evangelion is an alternate ending to Neon Genesis Evangelion’s polarising final episodes. The climactic final battle approaches, with the fate of the universe hanging in the balance.
Outside of Shinji’s mind, we get an alternate retelling of the last two episodes. We get to see everything, from Lilith’s awakening to the Instrumentality’s outcome.
The film contains all of the action and major events that Evangelion fans would expect.
To summarise, the film is very similar to the original series while also explaining many things that the original series did not. If you liked the series, you should definitely check out this sequel.